Sanity In A Psyche Ward

The most highly paid living artist lives in a psyche ward in Tokyo. When she stops painting or creating, she becomes suicidal. Her art therapy began while undergoing treatment for her mental illness. She has had visual hallucinations since she was a child and has been painting them ever since. Her recent exhibit in Washington […]

Using Color Psychology to Sell Your Home

When painting your home for resale, choosing the right colors can make a huge difference in your paycheck at closing. For instance, did you know that the exterior color of houses selling most quickly is a certain shade of yellow, but that choosing the wrong shade of yellow can kill a sale? You'll find many […]

Create A Carousel Horse That Looks Antique

Antique carousel horses often sell for thousands of dollars. These beautiful creations large and small are wonderful additions to any collection. Collectors almost will pay any price for the true hand carved horses once displayed on the carousels of yesteryear. Through the miracle of modern technology molds have been been produced of these works of […]

The Art of Minimalism in Modern Day Decor

Today, modern decor is all about simple and clean lines. It’s less about sheer aesthetic value and more about functionality. The utility, the practicality of the space, the decor is what makes its aesthetic and not the other way round. Minimalism, from an art form has now progressed to a lifestyle. A lifestyle that more […]

Pachinkos in America: Where Are They?

Many people in America have pachinkos in their basements, garages and attics. But they were put there years ago by parents, or former residents, or maybe they were picked up at garage sales or flea markets. How did these crazy Japanese stand-up pinball machines all end up in America? The history of pachinkos in America […]

Joris-Karl Huysmans: Against Nature – A Review of the Literature

Huysmans', Against Nature, is novel written in Decadent aesthetics and is inspired by many other Decadent authors, like Baudelaire. Huysmans develops a character called Des Esseintes whom has characteristics of a solitary nervous person that reflect on living alone in his house of artifacts. Against Nature is written with a beautifully descriptive setting. The beginning […]

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